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Eritrea and Djibouti trade unkind words today at the United Nations Human Rights Council

4 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

Summary of statements by Eritrea and Djibouti

In the Eritrean statement, at the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council, Djibouti is indirectly mentioned by Eritrea and criticized as co-sponsor of the 2012 resolution engineered by Ethiopia, the aim of which is to get Eritrea condemned for the concerning human rights situation in that country.
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Hank Cohen’s initiative to get Eritrea back into the fold forgets peace out in the cold

18 Dec

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

Herman Cohen’s article, Time to Bring Eritrea in from the Cold, is incomplete for a peace initiative between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Just a scratch on its surface reveals that in a two part equation, he shows preference to single-mindedly see Eritrea’s problems addressed. With closer inspection, therefore, naked is its lack of thoroughness for a peace initiative, the arguments of which appear in Africa – News and Analysis of December 17, 2013.
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Time to Bring Eritrea in from the Cold – Hank Cohen

18 Dec

Source: African Arguments
Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

After being part of Ethiopia for forty years, the people of Eritrea held a referendum in April 1993 and decided to establish an independent state. The referendum took place in the aftermath of a thirty-year insurgency against two successive Ethiopian regimes waged by the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Front (EPLF). At the same time, an allied insurgent group, the Tigrean Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF), took over power in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, after the military collapse of the Soviet-supported regime headed by President Mengistu Haile Mariam.
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